The initiator of the investigation was the ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih

The Interdepartmental Commission on International Trade (ICIT) has introduced final anti-dumping measures on imports into Ukraine of carbon and other alloy steel bars originating from the Republic of Belarus and the Republic of Moldova. This is stated in the newspaper of the Cabinet of Ministers Government Courier message.

The anti-dumping investigation was initiated based on the complaint of the ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih steel plant dated September 24, 2021. Bars made of carbon and other alloyed steels originating from the Republic of Belarus were the object of the investigation

The study was carried out in the period from the II quarter of 2017 to the I half of 2021, and the review – from the II half of 2020 to the I half of 2021. During the research period, it was determined that imports of products from Belarus cause harm to domestic producers due to dumping prices. In addition, there is a possibility of an increase in the volume of dumped imports of Belarusian products.

The rate of the final anti-dumping duty on the import of the relevant product to Ukraine ranges from 47.31% to 79.27% ​​for Belarusian exporters, and 13.8-35.37% – for Moldovan exporters. In particular, for the Belarusian Metallurgical Plant (BMP) the duty is 47.31% of the customs value, and for the Moldovan Metallurgical Plant (MMP) – 13.8%.

The decision of the Commission dated 13.07.2023 will enter into force 30 days after the date of publication of this notice.

ICIT introduced final anti-dumping customs duties on imports into Ukraine of rolled carbon steel with a coating originating from China for a period of 5 years.

Olena Omelchenko, partner of the law firm Ilyashev and Partners, head of the international trade practice in the GMK Center column, noted that after the start of the full-scale war, Ukraine actually suspended anti-dumping investigations against steel products from a number of countries that had been started before the war. Now business is following with interest the resumption of work of ICIT.

In particular, the commission worked to complete investigations into coated steel, wire and pipes from the PRC, as well as bars from Belarus. Currently, it makes sense to take restrictive measures against goods from Belarus, China, and India, which harm national producers. The possibility of introducing tariffs on Turkish products is also being considered.

In January-June 2023, Ukraine increased the import of long rolled products by 25% compared to the same period in 2022 – up to 88.62 thousand tons. The import of twisted bars without further processing amounted to 33.5 thousand tons (Nomenclature 7214).